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Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By : Ganesh Prasad Kumble
Book Image

Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By: Ganesh Prasad Kumble

Overview of this book

AI and blockchain are two emerging technologies catalyzing the pace of enterprise innovation. With this book, you’ll understand both technologies and converge them to solve real-world challenges. This AI blockchain book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the fundamentals of blockchain, AI, and affiliated technologies, where you’ll learn to differentiate between the various implementations of blockchains and AI with the help of examples. The second section takes you through domain-specific applications of AI and blockchain. You’ll understand the basics of decentralized databases and file systems and connect the dots between AI and blockchain before exploring products and solutions that use them together. You’ll then discover applications of AI techniques in crypto trading. In the third section, you’ll be introduced to the DIApp design pattern and compare it with the DApp design pattern. The book also highlights unique aspects of SDLC (software development lifecycle) when building a DIApp, shows you how to implement a sample contact tracing application, and delves into the future of AI with blockchain. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to converge AI and blockchain technologies to build smart solutions using the DIApp design pattern.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Overview of Blockchain Technology
Section 2: Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
Section 3: Developing Blockchain Products

Applying SDLC practices in blockchains

With more than 10 years since the advent of blockchain technology, there is a need for newer emerging patterns that can apply blockchain technology and AI techniques to address the growing demands from the ever-expanding internet, and effectively manage the software development practices across various industry verticals.

Let's now explore all the major aspects of SDLC step by step in the following sections.

Ideation to productization

Many ideas for building new applications on top of blockchain exist. However, fewer ideas are converted into designs. Although efforts are made to design decentralized applications, only a few designs are practical enough for the real world. This is due to the mismatch between product expectations and the readiness of technology at the developer’s disposal. In some cases, the technology and features may become available, but they may not be supported well enough due to the recent and unstable growth of these...